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Building Real-Time Visualizations with Design Studio and SAP Event Stream Processor ASUG Webcast Recap

SAP provided this as an ASUG webcast last week.  Below are my notes.

The Real time extension delivered in 1.4 of Design Studio


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 explains real-time. This solution uses a pull based timer, delivered in package, pull their BW data – for near real time


Figure 2: Source: SAP

The SDK datasource is based on streaming data from ESP (Event Stream Processor), connected to out of the box DS standard chart

Streaming use case chart is using a time based line chart


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows a streaming platform, with a Web socket protocol and a REST provider, giving you real time access

SAP says “Supported Platforms: BIP Version 4.0 or 4.1 and ESP 5.1 SP09”


Figure 4: Source: SAP

The time based line charts’ data points are disassociated from the x axis; this allows it to handle null values which the normal line chart cannot handle.  You can see in Chart 1 of Figure 4 is the time based line chart.  The normal line chart is Chart 2 of Figure 4, where its values are evenly spaced even though the data points are in different points in time.  This makes it difficult to see it clearly

Chart 1’s data points are spaced on time; if there is a null the time based line chart will join the points but you see it shows the time elapsed between the points where there is a null.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows the Timer Component, which is available for free download as part of the Design Studio SDK samples


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows this feature requires latest version of stream processor

This works in BIP and local mode

The SAP speaker recommends work with latest version of stream processor

See Design Studio 1.4 Client tool – First View by Poovin Kumar V


Q: Is there anything new in 1.5 with real-time?

A: No, 1.5 – nothing new; in 1.6 they plan to integrate with HANA

Q: What are some use cases?

A: IoT – times / devices in factories, Robots, Wind farms, factories


Connect to a streaming data source: Design Studio 1.4

Create a time-based line chart with streaming data source: Design Studio 1.4

ASUG Annual Conference

Join us: ASUG BI pre-conference session at ASUG Annual conference, Monday, May 4. (extra registration fees apply).

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Hands-on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 w/ SAP NetWeaver BW Powered by SAP HANA – Deep Dive includes hands-on with Design Studio, SAP Lumira, BusinessObjects Analysis Office 2.0

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Also see these ASUG SAP Design Studio Education Sessions:

Code Title
BI2018 Tetrapak’s BI Reporting Strategy Using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Applications
BI69 World Premiere of Design Studio 1.5
BI71 Design Studio & Lumira for BW: The Full Story
BI624 Customize Design Studio Applications & Dashboards for BW on HANA at Kindred Healthcare
BI107 Best Practices for data visualization and dashboard design with SAP Design Studio

ASUG Webcasts

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May 13: World Premiere of Design Studio 1.5

June 2: Best Practices for Data Visualization and Dashboard Design with SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

June 10: Moving from BEx Tools to Analysis and Design Studio: Question & Answer Session

Be sure to check the link to past Dashboarding SIG webcasts.  Note you must be logged on to to see these.

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